HEARTS v LIVERPOOL
Live on ITV4 – Kick-off 7.45pm
PEPE REINA has warned his team-mates not to panic as they prepare for a trip to Edinburgh.
Liverpool’s Premier League campaign got off to a horror start on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat at West Brom.
They now face a tough run of fixtures that begins tomorrow night against Hearts in their Europa League play-off first leg before the visit of champions Man City on Sunday.
Then there’s the return leg with Hearts before Manchester United and Arsenal both visit Anfield in September, with a trip to Sunderland sandwiched in between.
With Brendan Rodgers yet to fully win over the fans, it could be a telling time for the former Swansea manager.
However, Reina has warned against any over-reaction to Saturday’s defeat and insists it has not put any more pressure on tomorrow night’s game.
He said: “We are getting the ideas from the manager – and we still are – and this is just the beginning.
“We have to lift ourselves now and stick together more than ever.
“I don’t think we’ll see many games for Liverpool like we did on Saturday.
“There is nothing to worry about, this is just early days. It was a bad game – it’s as simple as that.
“Saturday’s defeat won’t make us any more determined to win against Hearts.
“Every game is important for us and we try to win them all.”
Liverpool managed to win just six of their 19 games at home last season so Reina is looking for the Reds to sort out their home form when they return from Scotland.
He added: “We have to face the fixtures and I’m sure for them it won’t be easy to come to Anfield.
“We have to make ourselves much stronger at home. This year we have to get better results in front of our own fans.”